Desperate Brays of a Frustrated IT Mule

August 8, 2007

Apple or Microsoft ?

Filed under: Technology — technodonkey @ 9:22 am

X-Men III had a tagline …….. “Whose side will you be ? ” . The same applies for these tech giants as well. That Microsoft copied the Mac and based all its features on the same is  a de facto, and it continues to do that be it Vista vs OS/X or Zune vs IPod. But the question here is . Who is better ?. I just thought about some important consideration parameters that could be thought of while comparing them and rating the same.


The opinion is solely based on my readings and findings and history of these two companies. So lets see who eventually comes out on the top ! We just rate them on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest

                                       Apple                          Microsoft

Technology                   9                                    8     

Innovation                   9                                    7

Market Penetration     6                                  9

Leadership                    9                                 9

Product Features        9                                  8

Business Acumen        7                                  9

User Support              9                                  7

Stability                       8                                  6

Fut ure                         8                                   9

Internet                        6                                  8

Growth                        6                                     8

“Cool” Factor             9                                     7    

Total                        95                                    95

A Tie it is ! wow , For heavens sake! the donkey had no idea when the ratings were being done that it would eventually end up being a lock . So it as it poised, both the giants have an equal chance of outdoing the other as of now , but whose line will be be neway?  …….. for once, even time wont be able to tell !


August 6, 2007

Independent XAML Project

Filed under: Technology — technodonkey @ 2:07 pm

the donkey is working on an independent project in XAML. Its an 3D XAML application that allows user to watch movies , picture album, microsoft word processing , mail checking etc all embedded in a different sides of a cube ! . Didnt get it ???

see below !


right now i am using the 3D api from codeplex in order to make the controls interact. I am almost done with the UI and mapping logic, now just need to figure out a trivial things. Then …… with just single cube , you can accomplish 6 functionlities, something like

1 watch a movie on one face,  2 open your word application on the other, 3 view photo gallery on the 3rd, browse the web on the 4th , 5 download your favourite songs on the 5th and scrape on orkut on the 6th , now thatz cool , pretty cool !

WPF and XAML – Future of Desktop Development

Filed under: Programming,Technology — technodonkey @ 7:53 am


Windows Presentation Foundation aka WPF aka “Avalaon” aka “WinFx” coupled with XAML aka “Zammel”  is the future of developing rich UI applications. My personal experience of working with XAML since 1 month now has made me too acknowledge the same. Development has never been so easy, err.. Rich UI Development has never been so easy.

 Some quick key features listed here :

 1 Clear Separation of UI and Business Logic (no i mean a really really clear separation …no just on paper but on the screen as well)

2 Graphical Processing through GPU (thanks to Direct3D ) instead of overloading the CPU

 3 3D Application Development (The donkey just developed a 3d window that plays movies and can be rotated in X,Y and Zee)

 4 Effective use of “Declarative Programming” rather than “Procedural Programming”

5 Seamless integration with revolution microsoft products like the Expression Studio.

6 Enhanced Web Development with WPF/E (requires Silverlight plugin)

 There are many more but that will do as of now !! :0)

Some key features 

August 1, 2007

Work Pressure neone ???

Filed under: Gaming — technodonkey @ 3:48 pm

Ever heard urself or ur manager talking about a hard day at work where there was just too much pressure to handle . Take a break  and see this video. The donkey bets work pressure will never feel the same again after seeing what real job pressure and commitment is .

Just for the records, its about how a video game is made. Its no CHILD’S PLAY or as a matter of fact NO DESI TECHIE COMPANIES cup of coffee.


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